Kennicott, Alaska

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Locally owned & operated in Kennicott, Alaska, a National Historic Landmark within Wrangell St. Elias National Park. The largest National Park in North America & richest copper deposit ever mined (1.183 Billion lbs). The mining stopped in 1938. Due to it's rich history & abundance of mountains & glaciers, Kennicott is now a very popular tourist destination.,_Alaska

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All of the food that we serve is made from scratch. All original recipes with local flare & ingredients. Simple flavorful food done well. We are extremely passionate about our work & the food that we provide to our guests. We cater to all dietary restrictions and have delicious Gluten Free & Vegetarian options on our Menu. With one bite you will come to know & understand why people from around the world love our food.

 *Rustic cooking*  is unrefined and simple, but also warm and inviting. It is typically based on old-fashioned preparation techniques, ingredient availability and a unique set of cultural influences. 

We Want To Make You Smile

The Meatza Wagon is a small, fun & family friendly locally owned business. Not owned by a local serving food, but by a Chef who also happens to be local. We are light hearted individuals looking to please you with our food. Come & enjoy our covered seating area overlooking the Kennicott Glacier & Mt. Blackburn. The Meatza Wagon wants to see you smile, enjoy yourself & leave here HAPPY!!!


*GF- Gluten free* we cater to food allergies and restrictions, so please feel free to ask us any questions regarding your concerns

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Hours & Location

11:00am - 7:00pm

7 Days/Week

June 8th - Labor Day

Lot 9 Upper Mill Rd, Kennicott 

*Down the stairs next to the School House*

The Meatza Wagon

Po Box MXY-81A

Glennallen, AK


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About Us

The Chef


A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America & over 20 years of experience cooking throughout the United States & over seas. Chef Macchina is excited to present his passionate culinary vision to you. He is committed to making you smile one bite at a time by using fresh & quality ingredients. His original rustic style of cooking, Italian heritage & attention to detail ensures that his food is simple yet delicious.

Special Events & Back Country Trips


Yes, we cater private events & back country trips: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. Going into the back coutry & want to treat yourself to a gourmet meal? We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event or adventure. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Commitment to Quality


We refuse to compromise on the quality of food at The Meatza Wagon. That's why we source as many fresh ingredients from local greenhouses & gardens when in season. Also, because we are a "food truck" folks often think that we are a "fast food" place. No deep fryer in here! We pride ourselves on serving high quality food as fast as we can. So please sit back, relax, enjoy the view, and allow us the proper time to execute. An average wait time is somewhere between 10-15 minutes. 

What People Are Saying

Great food!

This little wagon has the best food with great use of spices and herbs! Of all the places we ate while visiting Alaska, this is the one we ALWAYS talk about. If you get out to visit the mine make sure to include a stop here! 

Best food in Copper Valley

There is no doubt this is the best meal you will enjoy in the Copper Valley. Kennecott and McCarthy, the food is great. From this food truck you will get a excellent meal! A graduate from the New York Culinary institute. The use of fresh herbs and ingredients grown, raised in the area can be tasted. The Meat Ball Hoagie is the best. The pork Taco amazing. 

Great food in an out of the way place

Owner/chef is very friendly and great cook with a good local reputation. The perfect place to eat after a glacier hike or tour of the Kennecot Mine. I can vouch for the salmon cakes, carnitas and meatball sandwich as all being excellent and hefty servings. Considering the remote location, the price was reasonable. A view of the Kennecot glacier and the Wrangell-St. Elias mountains was an added bonus in the covered outdoor seating. Yes it is a little spendy unless you consider the cost of doing business in a remote area (8 hours from resupplies) with no electricity and 2 month season. Then it looks pretty reasonable. 

More Reviews


Amazing Food

My boyfriend and I ate there on our trip to Kennicott last week. It was one of the BEST meals I've had in my entire life. The meatball sub was incredible, the pasta salad was light, fresh, and delicious (and I usually hate pasta salad), and my boyfriend couldn't stop raving about the pork carnitas. I was so impressed! Thanks for the amazing food- it was a wonderful addition to our trip! 


Feels Good

The Meatza Wagon food made us come back again and again during our month's stay in McCarthy. The meatball sandwich is insane. And you will like the laidback owner who remembers your name after one visit. Feels good, tastes good! 


Do Yourself A Favor


Stayed 2 nights at Kennicott Glacier Lodge but ate all of my meals here!! This is hands down the best food around, I'd go out of my way to eat here if it were in Anchorage!

You can tell the owner/cook has a real passion for cooking, beautiful presentation, fantastic fresh ingredients, time and attention to in each dish.  Do yourself a favor and if you are one of the lucky few to visit McCarthy/Kennicott, stop on by The Meatza Wagon, you'll be glad you did!